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Old 04-16-2010, 05:58 PM
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Question HELP:Found Some old S&W Blue Display Prop Rods for Sale $8 ea?

I know someone who has some of these Prop rods that are blue with the S&W logo. He wants $8 for each one. Are these that rare that they are worth that much $$$ ???
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:00 PM
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I know someone who has some of these Prop rods that are blue with the S&W logo. He wants $8 for each one. Are these that rare that they are worth that much $$$ ???
Have seen them go for $15-$20 here. I would grab ALL of them at $8.
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BUY THEM ALL!

Then sell me one...
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Old 04-16-2010, 06:48 PM
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When S&W sold them (three years ago, I think), they were $1.50 each.
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I wonder why they quit making them?
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I wonder why they quit making them?
They were not intended for "public" consumption. They were originally offered as "perks" to dealers to "show" their S&W handguns. I guess there was more supply than demand, so S&W sold them off. Probably not a high profit margin item considering the shipping and handling time involved.
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A ridiculus mistake............the secondary market has made a mint on them.
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Actually, SA&W didn't make them. They were made by an outside vendor for Smith as well as other gun makers. I have seen them for Ruger in red with a black phoenix on it, and they are all identical. Smith just stopped buying them.
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I picked up one from SW some time ago. Since then I bought a large number of clear acrylic 4" X 3/4" rods for display purposes.
Many more than I needed but had to buy bulk. Anyone interested, drop me an IM. Good deal. ( Mod:If this belongs elsewhere, please move. - Thanks)

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I got lucky, a dealer who had a S&W rep working for them, the rep defected to Ruger. One day I asked them if they had any S&W prop rods I could buy, they gave me ten of them new in thier little bubble wraps. I gave away five of them to fellow forum members and have five to use. Sometimes it never hurts to ask!
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Have seen them go for $15-$20 here. I would grab ALL of them at $8.
This is why you don't see them anymore and please, no offense to you rollin_hot as I know what you meant.

This subject has come up here many, many times and a few really nice guys have given them away and that's why I like these boards so much.

I've been looking for one for a long time but I gave up after determining these were some kind of unobtainium object only for the select few.

I really wonder why S&W doesn't release them for sale on their site as they would sell like hotcakes.
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